- IPA: /maɪ.ˈɡɹeɪt/, /ˈmaɪ.ɡɹeɪt/
migrate (migrates, present participle migrating; past and past participle migrated)
- (intransitive) To relocate periodically from one region to another, usually according to the seasons.
- Twice a year the geese migrate — from Florida to Canada and back again.
- Twice a year the Minnesotans migrate from their state to the Gulf of Mexico.
- (intransitive) To change one's geographic pattern of habitation.
- Many groups had migrated to western Europe from the plains of eastern Europe.
- (intransitive) To change habitations across a border; to move from one country or political region to another.
- To escape persecution, they migrated to a neutral country.
- (intransitive) To move slowly towards, usually in groups.
- Once the hosts started bickering in the kitchens, the guests began to migrate towards the living room.
- (transitive, computing): To move computer code or files from one computer or network to another.
- They had finished migrating all of the affected code to the production server by 2:00am, three hours later than expected.
- (transitive, marketing) To induce customers to shift purchases from one set of a company's related products to another.
- We were hoping to migrate the customers of the "C" series to the "E" series and the "E" customers to the "S" series.